Tag Archives: peace

Yes. And yes

Peace emerges when we do not want things to be different than they are, when we agree with what is.

Peace moves in when self-improvement moves out.

Peace happens when we stop trying.

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Man as conformist

Institutional violence kills vastly more people than criminals do. War is conceived and executed by the sane and sober, by institutions whose chief feature is conformity.

Is there anything more dispiriting than sameness?

Shape-shifters

Facts don’t fight with one another; they don’t contradict or reverse themselves. Facts do not want or fear anything. Facts don’t wobble, compromise, defend themselves or make allowances. Falsehoods are shape-shifters. They’re in continual conflict.